LIGHTSPEED is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF--and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
This month, we have original science fiction by Rahul Kanakia ("Here Is My Thinking On A Situation That Affects Us All") and Caroline M. Yoachim ("Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death"), along with SF reprints by Brian Stableford ("The Pipes of Pan") and Kameron Hurley ("The Light Brigade"). Plus, we have original fantasy by Helena Bell ("When We Were Giants") and Kenneth Schneyer ("The Plausibility of Dragons"), and fantasy reprints by Toh EnJoe ("Printable") and Karen Joy Fowler ("The Black Fairy's Curse"). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, along with a feature interview with Ernest Cline, and of course, the latest installment of our book review column. For our ebook readers, we also have a reprint of Elizabeth Hand's novella "The Least Trumps," and a novel excerpt of Chimera by Mira Grant.